avi file output too choppy
hi. i've been working with maya for a grand total of 3 days now, and am still learning the basics. i recently tested creating a .avi movie of a rotating cube that was only 60 frames long, with a 320x240 resolution. my problem is:
1. the file size is a bit big for a 60 frame movie. it's bordering on 25-30MB (but that's acceptable, though if there's a way to reduce it, i'd love to hear about it)
2. the video plays too slow... not just slow, but with choppy animation, and i see the hard disk access light on my pc light up too frequently.. i've played feature-length movies on my pc and they go by without a hint of slowdown. why does a 60 frame movie from maya go all choppy? i'm thinking it doesnt need to calculate anymore since everything's already prerendered in the .avi file, so why this problem? if you could suggest any solutions, i'd really appreciate it.